Rove Concepts
Thursday
May242012

Studio Junction

Studio Junction is an architecture firm and woodworking shop based in Toronto and founded by Peter Tan and Christine Ho Ping Kong. I'm really surprised I haven't blogged these folks before. I spotted the first home below a few years ago in Dwell magazine and was mesmerized. You don't see funky outdoor spaces like that in too many Canadian homes. It happens to be the home of Peter and Christine and was one of their first major design projects. And they scored. (I included some bits and pieces from a couple other projects too).  

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Thursday
May242012

Stalking Baroque 'n Roll

A truly heady design mix or is that hedonistic? A little bit baroque, a whole lot OTT and a pinch of kitsch. It's rock and roll, wham bam glam, nightclub meets suburban crash pad. Behind an unassuming St Kilda, Melbourne facade is a three bedroom apartment with identity issues. I'd really want to see this one in the flesh before I passed final judgement as the photography adds to the sense of unreality. Imagine it as a holiday let or a B&B complete with eccentric host. Now that would be cool! Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
May242012

Breaking open the box

Down a lane behind a building that fronts a main road, perched on a small inner city patch, reaching for the sky is a box-like building. Back turned to the outside world it climbs up stairs and slowly unfurls through sliding doors and screens that can be raised to balconies with city glimpses. A perfect inner city pad. A retreat from the hustle and bustle but right in the action. Small house living in big style. Real estate staking in Richmond, Melbourne.Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
May232012

LOVE!!!

Interior Design: Spazio Rosso Photography: Jorg Meyer

Wednesday
May232012

A renovated mill in Italy

A big thanks to Deb for giving us a tip about this gorgeous Italian mill, photographed by Stefano Scatà. Dating back to 1570 and located in San Bartolomeo di Breda di Piave, Treviso Italy, the mill is now an inn called Locanda Rosa Rosae and is owned by Elisabetta and Silvio Stefani. It's a gorgeous, jaw-dropping mix of old and new that is my absolute dream - to take something really old and modernize it while maintaining as much of the old charm as possible. *sigh* How rewarding that must feel when accomplished. 

 

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